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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 05:49 AM
What terrible news to wake to. Ronnie Montrose has died at 64.

Here's news on his passing along with a feature on the Montrose album and a bunch of videos.

http://coolalbumoftheday.com/?p=19220

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 07:43 AM
Sad to hear this -- his first album is a timeless classic impossible to get stale -- loved Ronnie's playing on the "Guitar-speak" series in the late 80s'- early 90s
& the Jump On It cover...
Rest in peace, Mr. Ronnie Montrose

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 07:56 AM
He played the ribamerica fest last year in St. Louis & I didn't go.......

But I did see a full Montrose reunion in 04 or 05 @ a Sammy show in St. Lou.

Sam played his show then it was a full set by Montrose, over an hour or so.......

 

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I'm curious what people think about this. If you read the piece about Ronnie's passing there is a line in the original statement..

"And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life."

You can read it in it's full text...

http://coolalbumoftheday.com/?p=19220

What do you make of that?

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 01:39 PM
My first concert was Montrose w/Brian Auger & the oblivion express @ Winterland back in the early 70s. I was just a kid really, tagging along with some of the older kids in my neighborhood, but it was the beginning of my love affair with "live" music.....I'll always remember that experience...Thanks Ronnie.

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 01:42 PM
That first album was a great one........it was in heavy rotation in my younger days......may have to put it on today..........Bad Motor Scooter...........

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 02:36 PM
RIP Ronnie.

Saw Montrose a few times back in the 70's...once with Foghat ( I think)...what a show.
Saw him twice in the past 3 yrs too, at a little 200 seat theater.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 05:25 PM
Bummer. Dug all of his albums including his solo album with a smoking "Town Without Pity." As for his Montrose albums, I was always partial to the "Warner Brothers Presents... Montrose!" album, although he first one,"Jump On It" and "Paper Money" are good as well. One of the best shows I saw MOntrose play was when they opened up for Blue Oyster Cult on their big headlining tour back in the 1970s.



[Edited on 3/4/2012 by DerekFromCincinnati]

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 05:44 PM
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I'm curious what people think about this. If you read the piece about Ronnie's passing there is a line in the original statement..

"And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life."

You can read it in it's full text...

http://coolalbumoftheday.com/?p=19220

What do you make of that?


The radio report said he died "after a long battle with prostate cancer and personal demons."

RIP, bro

"If you get lonely on your daddy's farm
Just remember I don't live too far..."

what an album -- fond memories of that one

[Edited on 3/5/2012 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 09:06 PM
Wow, what a bummer. Ronnie Montrose w/ Sammy Hagar put on a kick@ss live show back in the day....always loved the album with Bad Motor Scooter on it best...man was that some great music....

RIP Ronnie Montrose...many fond memories of your music brother...

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 11:19 PM
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My first concert was Montrose w/Brian Auger & the oblivion express @ Winterland back in the early 70s. I was just a kid really, tagging along with some of the older kids in my neighborhood, but it was the beginning of my love affair with "live" music.....I'll always remember that experience...Thanks Ronnie.

R.I.P.


Me too! Saw Montrose open for Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie. Never heard of Montrose but after I saw them I went out and got the Montrose album. It's a classic, still have it, RIP Ronnie RIP.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 04:48 PM
He had a unique tone

He did some fine session work as well with Van Morrson (Yupelo Honey) and Edgar Winter group ( They Only Come Out At Night)

RIP Ronnie

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 04:52 PM
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I'm curious what people think about this. If you read the piece about Ronnie's passing there is a line in the original statement..

"And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life."

You can read it in it's full text...

http://coolalbumoftheday.com/?p=19220

What do you make of that?


I noticed that in the press release too. No further explanation was given. Sounds like suicide to me.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 06:32 PM
quote:
I'm curious what people think about this. If you read the piece about Ronnie's passing there is a line in the original statement..

"And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life."

You can read it in it's full text...

http://coolalbumoftheday.com/?p=19220

What do you make of that?


I read a comment on the NY Daily News, I think, that implied it meant he killed himself.

A pretty big leap, I think, and one that no one except his family should take. Sometimes the anonymity of the internet REALLY sucks.

Ronnie was great. His Open Fire record was a classic and the track Town Without Pity truly an awe-inspiring display of guitar mastery. He will be missed.

RIP Ronnie Montrose.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 06:59 PM
Montrose toured with Foghat nonstop back in the mid seventies. I saw that tour two or three times at the old Erie County Fieldhouse. Great memories. Rest in Peace Ronnie.

 
 


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